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Title: A question for Gaelic speakers
Posted by: Donald Livingstone Clink
Date: 10 June 2005

Andrew,
Anglo Saxons were germanic or dane or german if you like. The name Leving lives on in present day Germany. The name over the years following the death of Baron de Leving evolved in the Scottish context with some early spellings to Livingstone and that was name taken on by his later decendants living at Callendar.

I don't think there are too many Welsh or Northumbrians in Britain today with the name Leving and no proof that Baron de Leving was of gaelic origin.

The 1743 Maclea manuscript suggests a family bond between the old lowland Livingstones. Perhaps such a family partnership between lowland James Livingstone Baron of Biel and  Maconleas/Macleas on the Isle of Lismore may well have taken place around the time of the English Civil War.  

The Maconleas have no bearing in my discussion of Baron de Leving. As far as I know the the adoption of the name for whatever reasons happened in the highlands in the 18th century.The records on Maconlea and all the other spelling and name variations are not exactly numerous, but it is reasonably obvious that our people share simalar origins to some of the other gaelic families in Western Argyll. While there is some disagreement regarding how the Livingstones connect with the Lyon Conjectural Tree there seems to be some agreement out there that Maconleas share simalar roots with other families in Argyll that originated from ancient Ulster Irish.

regards

Donald

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